Students will learn about the difficulties of building Hoover Dam during the Great Depression. The Hoover Dam and the Great Webquest uses the following three great websites:
Each website has its own section during the webquest, so students do not have to jump from site to site.
The three main parts of the webquest are the following:
Building Hoover Dam
Men/Workers of the Hoover Dam
The webquest contains 60 questions and is a great way to cover the Hoover Dam within the Great Depression. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. The webquest takes most students 30 to 50 minutes to finish. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.
This lesson plan is included in my Great Depression Lesson Plan Collection.
Individual Great Depression Lesson Plans:
1930s Great Depression Webquest
Great Depression: Farming and Dust Bowl Webquest
Mapping the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Webquest
Hoover Dam and the Great Depression
Golden Gate Bridge Webquest
People of the 1930s Hall of Fame/Shame Project
Wall Street Crash of 1929 Primary Source Worksheet
Bonus Army Primary Source Worksheet
Bonnie and Clyde 1930s Primary Source Worksheet
Migrant Mother 1936 Primary Source Worksheet
Please check out the following lesson plan collections that have some or all of my Great Depression lesson plans:
Great Depression Lesson Plan Sampler
Primary Sources Worksheet Collection for American and World History
American History Webquest Super Pack
American History, World History, and Geography Collection (History Wizard)
American History and United States Geography Collection (History Wizard)
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